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hi ppl !
i have a simple question :D

how search engins can search dynamic pages?
as far as i know a dynamic page is created on the fly when a users sends a request to web server.
(it doesnt exist on the earth until the request isnt made).
so search engin cant send a request to a million of web server.

thanks alot!
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[no name] 30-Mar-13 13:16pm
   
It's called "scraping".
Sudhakar Shinde 30-Mar-13 23:03pm
   
Why do not you try search engine itself to find out answer? :)

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You point out the real problem and it looks like you correctly understand it.

Following the simple logic, you will see it's simply impossible to search everything that a dynamically generated page can show, no matter what search algorithm does. It's well-known that the results of some code can be even theoretically unpredictable.

In fact, search engines first perform Web scraping and collect data on the scraped site, which is called indexing:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_engine_indexing[^].

No matter how it's done, as some dynamically generated page can generate totally unique content every time it is requested, no indexing can predict relevance of any request to such content.

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